The governor of a Midwestern state is advocating for a permanent drought fund.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says it took the legislature too long to get financial assistance to farmers impacted by last year’s drought.
“I thought we should’ve got that package out last August and it ended up taking until May to get this thing done. But the lesson on this is that (droughts) are going to be more common, they’re not uniform across the state, and I think the state needs to be more nimble.”
He tells Brownfield the solution could be a permanent drought package refilled annually and authorized by the legislature.